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March 2021

Programs: Chasing The Stars – Capturing The Night Sky with Robert Fawcett

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Chasing the Stars - Capturing the Night Sky - a visual presentation of capturing the Milky Way month by month highlighting the season from January to October. Emphasis is placed on the importance of planning to capture in camera a perceived nightscape for a star filled sky (composition). As part of the planning aspect, Robert will discuss the apps for scouting locations, positioning and time of day. He will also discuss choosing the right camera equipment, lenses for a night…

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Education & Training – Portfolio Project: 2nd Preliminary Review

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Second Preliminary Review, Portfolio Project – features the preliminary review of the second half of this year’s Portfolio Project (PP) submissions.  We have an amazing variety of subject matter and approaches, some of which have been inspired by the pandemic restrictions surrounding us. Ginger Werz-Petricka, Willa Siegel, and Brenda Wilson, co-chairs of the Portfolio Project will offer their feedback on key aspects of each portfolio presented: the artist statement, how it reflects the portfolio content, and the cohesiveness of portfolio…

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Competition with Judge Mark Van Bergh – No Theme

March 16 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Mark Van Bergh is a Washington, D.C. area attorney and photographer.  His photographic interests are varied, ranging from a passion for nature and wildlife photography, to travel, people, weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other events.  Beyond the Washington beltway, Mark’s photographic pursuits have taken him throughout the United States, including many of our National Parks and wildlife refuges, to Canada, Costa Rica, Europe (east and west), many sub-Sahara African nations (Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia), Japan, China,…

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Field Trip: Huntley Meadows

March 20 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Please join us for an outing to Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, Virginia. This park is a photographer’s dream! Extensive woodland trails, boardwalks through the wetlands, and an observation deck allow for close viewing of the abundant and diverse wildlife. March conditions can be unpredictable as we transition from winter to spring. We might encounter early migratory birds as well as resident waterfowl species, amphibians emerging from winter hibernation, mammals such as otter, beaver, and raccoon, and woodland songbirds and…

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Member’s Gallery – Prints (Virtually): Macro Photography with Kieulan Nguyen & Digital: FIAP Photo Meeting in Shandong, China with Kieu-Hahn Vu

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Macro Photography with Kieulan Nguyen Flower photography is one of few things that Kieulan loves to photograph.   The shapes, the vibrant colors, the textures that she always looks for when she takes pictures of flowers.  For the last few year, Kieulan has evolved her macro photography from traditional floral photography using selective focus to high key flower photography on a light box and especially during 2020 due to Covid 19 she has picked up a new way to express the…

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Member’s Forum – Egypt: Cairo and Points South with Colena Turner

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Colena Turner will entertain NVPS members on March 24th with a talk and pictures of the eleven-day trip she took with her husband to Egypt. From the look of the pictures below this is sure to be an exciting and informative presentation. Since high school, Colena has enjoyed taking pictures.  With her film camera, she became the family photographer for get-togethers.  In 2003, she purchased her first digital camera and has expanded her interests to nature, macro, abstract, portrait, event…

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Education & Training – Anonymous Critique with Lynn Cates and Willa Friedman

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Willa Friedman Lynn Cates Take this opportunity to get feedback on your images. Submit images you are using new software to process; images you like but feel may need just a little help, and/or images you may consider for a competition. The sole purpose of anonymous critique is to help you grow as a photographer.  You will not be identified unless you choose to make comments or ask questions about your images.   You can also ask questions a bit more…

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April 2021

Programs: with TBA

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Details to be announced.

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Field Trip: Enid A. Haupt Garden / Smithsonian Castle

April 10 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

The Smithsonian's Enid A. Haupt Garden sits at the center of the city block framed between 12th St. and 7th St. SW and Independence Ave and Jefferson Dr SW.  Included in this block are a number of iconic and unique structures including (but not limited to) the Smithsonian Castle, Arts and Industries Building, and Hirshhorn Museum.  Between these structures, the Smithsonian maintains a variety of gardens and outdoor vignettes including the Haupt Garden, Moongate Garden, Mary Livingston Ripley Garden, and…

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Education & Training – Portfolio Project: 1st Final Review With Brian Zwit

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Education & Training – Portfolio Project: First Final Review with Brian Zwit as our guest reviewer.

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